I dropped the crew off at the boat launch and drove up to Otter/Bass/Deer Lake (a group of three lakes at the end of Trail's End Road). I walked a bit, I sat a bit, and enjoyed the beautiful late autumn day.
Later, on the way to meet the gang at the end of their paddle, I came across two turkeys next to the road. I pulled over to get some photos. After watching me for a minute they returned to their foraging.
Once at the landing I had some time to kill so I walked down to where the Platte empties into Lake Michigan. The river cut into its bank, a sand berm pushed into the river's path by the storm we'd had earlier in the week.
And as always, the best view of all, the dunes of Sleeping Bear through a frame of oaks.